Blood On The River: James Town, 1607
ISBN: 0439026997
EAN13: 9780439026994
Language: English
Pages: 237
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.5" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can't believe his good fortune. He's heard that gold washes ashore with every tide. But beginning with the stormy journey and his first contact with the native people, he realizes that the New World is nothing like he imagined. The lush Virginia shore where they establish the colony of James Town is both beautiful and forbidding, and it's hard to know who's a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquian Indians and observes Captain Smith's wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land.

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   Blood Rivier
The book arrived in time for its scheduled delivery Wednesday and was in great condition, Ragin said. It's great to see a book like this come out. This book is great to introduce American history to my freshman. The book is being used in my social studies class.
   Teaching Tool
I used this story in my fifth-grade social studies class. It was a blast, the kids loved it and begged for more read-aloud time each day. The book helped students understand the connections between our history and the way we live today.
   7th graders summer reading
I've read it all along, he said. I absolutely loved the story and the way it was told, based on real people and history. The story does start out slow, but if you stick with it to the middle of the book it will suck you in and becomes a wonderful adventure.
   Great book,Would love a sequel
McKinlay said the book was "a young boy whose mother is dead" who "has no choice but to go to the new world as an indentured servant." But the real star of the show is none other than John Smith. At first, they eat, then they are starving, they are fighting, they are losing their minds. The boys are saved by the help of the Indian Ocean Explorers. It has a lot of historical facts, Mrs Clinton said. The plot leaves you stranded at a cliff hanger. It's great to see that the author has a plan B, and I wish she would write a sequel.
Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, things are scarce and hard to find. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Dr. Goin's work, I was happy to see that it was available at a great price. The book came in a timely fashion and we will be ordering more books in the future, Mr. Dhaliwal said. mahalo.
   Bad Product
A good percentage of the pages are missing. It cannot be read unless I am going to guess what is supposed to be on the page.
   A great read aloud the entire family will enjoy!
A great read, Bernadette Peters writes. We're thrilled the book was chosen by our entire family. It was a page turner, and my kids asked to read it. The DVD was "appropriate" for my kids, Melissa said.
   Samuel Collier's story
He came to the brand new James Town colony as a servant of Captain John Smith. His story is told in the new HBO film Blood on the River. The story is set before Harrison's time in the New World. There is a slight bias toward the colonists, causing most of the problems with the Natives, he said. I enjoyed this book a lot and recommend it to middle school kids interested in the founding of Jamestown.
   Educational And Entertaining.. A Winner!
Thanks to the incomparable Nina Tombo and her husband, we get to enjoy this wonderful story of Samuel Collier's adventures in the New World. It was researched well and was well-researched until the final page. There is a wealth of information about the ancient ruins of Jamestown that comes alive on the page.
   Read to my students, now to my own kids
She says she has learned more about Jamestown from this book than she did during her entire unit. If you have a passion for historical fiction, this is a must.